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State v. Mr. F (DMC No. 7859)

DISMISSED | FALSE REPORTING/DISORDERLY CONDUCT and MISCONDUCT with a WEAPON (gun) – State v. Mr. F. (DMC No. 7859) (Maricopa/Stanfield Justice Court CR08-408): Mr. F. has previously been in an argument with his neighbor, when he went into the garage in order to clean his guns. The neighbor called Mr. F. over to talk about the previous incident. Mr. F. came over with a gun strapped to his back and one sticking out of his pocket. The neighbor said he felt uncomfortable, and Mr. F. put the rifle back in his garage but left the gun in his pocket. The police pulled up (because the neighbor’s wife mistakenly had called them thinking there was a problem) and Mr. F. put the gun in the bed of his pickup truck. When questioned about having a gun “on him” Mr. F. said that he did not. The officers then arrested him for False Reporting (because the gun was near him in the bed of the truck), Disorderly Conduct Dangerous and Misconduct With a Weapon. We were able to show the real story to the Prosecutor, and they agreed to dismiss all charges in exchange for 24 hours of community service. Mr. F. was originally looking at a minimum of 1 ½ years in prison if convicted.

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